We all want to treasure those special holiday moments – and make friends and family jealous of our adventures. So when you snap those beach selfies with your smartphone camera this summer, you can easily upload them to BT Cloud, our free online storage service for all BT Broadband customers.

Find out how to download and activate BT Cloud 

Share, store and more with BT Cloud

Want your family and friends to enjoy the amazing shots you took on the beach? BT Cloud offers an easy way for you to upload, then share your pictures directly to Facebook, Twitter or by email. You could even make them a slideshow or send them a video that they can watch at home.

You can also free up space on your smartphone, laptop or tablet when you use BT Cloud, as documents, photos and videos are stored safely in your own personal cloud and can only be accessed by you. And, it stores your photos securely so even if you lose your phone on holiday, you can rest assured you’ve still got them safe. 

BT Cloud is free to all BT Broadband customers, so if you don’t already have it, click below to find out more.

Download BT Cloud 

How do I share my BT Cloud files by email?

Sharing by email is easy with BT Cloud. You can create a ‘Collection’ of photos, then send an email with a link in it that relates to the collection you’ve chosen to share. When the recipients receive the email and click on the link, they’ll be able to view and download the files you’ve selected on their web browser, whether or not they have BT Cloud. This allows you to share files more selectively and privately than by posting them on social media, and means you don’t have to worry about size limits for sending attachments by email.

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Sharing photos using BT Cloud using a PC, Mac or web

Sharing photos from your computer with BT Cloud

Step 1: Select the tickbox on the files and/or folders you want to share.

Step 2: Select the ‘Share’ or broken triangle icon in the top menu, then select ‘E-mail’. 

Recipients get an email with a link to photos in BT Cloud

Step 3: Your computer’s default email client will open a template email, containing the sharing link. You can personalise this email and send to your friends and family. 

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Sharing photos using BT Cloud on your phone or tablet 

Watch the help video above by clicking the big arrow in the main picture or follow our step-by-step instructions.


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Step 1: Click on the icon at the top right that looks like three dots, then click to select the files or folders you want to share. 

Step 2: Once you have selected your files and/or folders, select the broken triangle ‘share’ icon highlighted at the bottom of the screen. 

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Step 3:  You can also share directly from the file ‘preview’ that you see when you’ve clicked on a thumbnail image. Simply select the broken triangle icon at the bottom of the screen.

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Step 4: You can then choose how to share the selected files.

Step 5: If you select E-mail, your device will create a template email that you can personalise before sending. 

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Important legal info

50GB/500GB free storage depending which broadband package you choose.  You’ll need to activate BT Cloud yourself and you can upgrade your storage allowance. If you are using your free BT Cloud allowance and let more than 90 days pass since your last sign-in, the service may cease. We will always warn you before this happens and we’ll give you a further 90 days to retrieve any stored data. This does not apply to BT Cloud customers paying for additional storage. BT doesn’t support activities which infringe the copyrights of the holder. Terms apply, see www.bt.com/cloud/terms